According to prosecutors Ronald Pezzuolo is accused of stealing beer from R.L. Lipton Distributors and then selling it to Piyushkumar Patel and Ketankumar Patel, the operators of Schenley Carry Out and Lucky Food Drive Thru in Youngstown.
Pezzuolo worked for R.L. Lipton. Operators of the distributor noticed the missing product, contacted Austintown police and started a surveillance operation to track the beer, according to the prosecutors.
It’s estimated the stolen beer was worth about $20,000.